Browsing Twitter and Instagram in VR? Yup, it's a thing

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Browsing Twitter and Instagram in VR? Yup, it's a thing

I know, you bought yourself a VR rig and never want to take it off. It's the future, that's natural! And with something like the Gear VR's passthrough camera you don't even need to remove the headset to do menial "real-world" chores like going to the bathroom, grabbing another Mountain Dew out of the fridge or some Doritos out of the cupboard. But what if you wanted to check your Twitter feed or see how many new likes that Instagram photo of hitting your activity goal on your Apple Watch got while avoiding meatspace? Have no fear folks, because with a new app called Swerve you'll be able to do that without removing your Android VR system. The app puts Twitter into a 3D space and as VR Focus notes, you can peruse searches, mentions and hashtags too -- apparently all in a cloud-filled skybox. Perfect.

The free app only handles the microblogging service for now, but Facebook's photo network is coming "soon." Hopefully that's ready for Swerve's launch sometime later this month (you can sign up for early access right now) and just in time for peak crossfit photo season. It only supports the likes of Google Cardboard for now, but hopefully Gear VR support's being considered as well. You know, so we'll never have to let actual reality get in the way of our virtual experiences again.
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